Introducing 'The Happy River Band'
The Irish people have emigrated for generations and the music of Ireland has journeyed with them.
The styles of Bluegrass and Old-time as well as French-Canadian music share a common ancestor in Irish traditional music - leading often to very different versions of the same old songs, fiddle-tunes, horn pipes and hoedowns.
This new group was formed when Shane Donnelly (well known from the popular duo 'Jane & Shane') wished to further explore this musical transatlantic crossing . He has joined forces with Louise Vangsgaard, a fiddle player and singer accomplished in the Irish style and with Mads Knude, multi string instrumentalist and Bluegrass aficionado.
And so heralds the birth of an exciting new group on the Danish traditional music scene, "The Happy River Band".
About the band